Candlelight is spreading its love of live music in unique and historic venues to new audiences. The broad music selection, from classical greats to contemporary icons, combined with the atmosphere created by its trademark sea of candles is hard to beat, which is why the city’s first Candlelight concerts have all sold out.
However, there is no need to worry if you missed out or if you already want to buy more tickets because Candlelight has announced a new set of dates. And, tickets are already on sale.
What is Candlelight?
Candlelight is a series of concerts that are all performed by classically-trained musicians. Solo pianists, string quartets and other musical ensembles take to the stage to envelop and enchant audiences with a rich tapestry of sound all while hundreds—sometimes thousands—of LED candles flicker and twinkle and cast light onto the walls. It’s almost as if the flameless light magically dances to the notes being played.
Gone is the production element and from behind the studio effects, your favorite songs resound as you’ve never heard them before. It’s a sight and sound to behold, and one that you’ll want to experience again and again.
This season, The Sheldonian Theatre and Oxford Town Hall will be lighting up with the flicker of candlelight for these remarkable concerts. As talented musicians serenade you with the soothing sounds of live music, get ready to be enveloped by music and light at these enchanting concerts by Candlelight.
Immerse yourself in a candlelit evening inspired by one of the most successful alternative rock bands in the world. Since releasing their debut album, Parachutes, in 2000, Coldplay has continued to be experimental with their sound and redefine the musical landscape with symphonic hits.
Whether you turn to Coldplay for easy listening or are moved by their soulful lyrics and piano-driven melodies, this Candlelight concert is going back to the start by taking audiences on a captivating musical journey through some of the highlights from the group’s impressive discography.
Find your seat at this spectacular tribute celebrating Coldplay’s sweeping sound and otherworldly songcraft.
Escape from reality for an evening and relive some of the most memorable on-screen moments that cinema has to offer because Candlelight is celebrating the tremendous works of Hans Zimmer.
The Oscar-winning, German film score composer has certainly left his mark on both music and film as composer for such films as The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Dune and Interstellar. Blending traditional orchestral arrangements with electronic music, the award-wining composer creates powerful scores that are not easily forgotten.
This sensational tribute is perfect for music lovers and film buffs alike.
From barking dogs to summer storms, icy winters and birds chirping in spring, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of history’s greatest “program music” compositions.
Best known for his four-part masterpiece, it describes landscapes and scenes, evokes feelings and emotions and brings forth memories without the need for words. You know it without knowing you know it and it never tires, gets old or ceases to amaze.
Pay tribute to the brilliant, eternal and classic compositions of Vivaldi surrounded by a sea of candles.
The magical Candlelight series presents an enchanting evening fit for royalty at this spectacular Queen tribute concert.
Ever since their debut in the early 70s, the larger-than-life rock band has enamoured fans all around the world with their anthemic songs, iconic music videos and flair for showmanship. From Bohemian Rhapsody to We Will Rock You, their biggest hits have become staples of the rock and pop genres and have heavily influenced countless artists over the past 50 years.
Be enchanted by the flicker of candlelight as it dances to stunning renditions of Queen’s timeless tunes at this unforgettable tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history
The Candlelight series invites everyone to experience Miss Americana’s chart-topping hits in a new light surrounded by the glow of hundreds of flickering candles.
Swifties know Taylor’s poetic lyrics and catchy melodies all too well. From the innocence present in her early works defined by simple harmonies and the Baby Taylor guitar to the synth-pop songs on Midnights, Taylor Swift has wholeheartedly given fans an honest insight into the life of a music icon.
Relive some of T-Swizzle’s most memorable eras and captivating beats at this one-of-a-kind tribute concert.
The wondrous spectacle is a spellbinding experience open to all music lovers. With multiple ticket types and affordable prices, Candlelight is the experience that affords all audiences the pleasure of listening to live music in a new setting.
Doors open 30-45 minutes before the concert start time to also allow audiences the opportunity to bask in the glow of candlelight and take in the atmosphere. Performances also generally take place two or three times per evening, allowing guests the opportunity to grab dinner before or after their concert.